Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 15:03:44 MST
                                        From: Renee Buchanan [RBUCHAN@ssb1.saff.utah.edu]

University of Utah
Hydrology: Civil and Environmental Engineering 452 Dr. Rand Decker

This course is taken by all Civil Engineerin students during their junior year. Its content is dominated by the study of design and analysis skills for natural and engineered surface and ground water systems.

  1. Students in the class provide a needed service: Students will be working in the areas of hydrology and water resources in the classroom. In the community, they will be providing needed services to such agencies as: the Utah Department of Transportation (which manages polluted water runoff from highways); State Department of Environmental Quality (which monitors and manages water quality in the state of Utah).
  2. Service experience relates to the subject matter of the course: The course content is dominated by the study of design and analysis skills for natural and engineered surface and ground water systems. The service experience with the agencies mentioned above will allow the students to apply these skills.
  3. Activities in the class provide a method for students to think about what they learned through the service experience and how these learning relate to the subject of the class: The students will have in-class reflection and assignments of topics for discussion that allow for students to discuss what they've learned through the service and how it relates to the curriculum.
  4. Course offers a method to assess the learning derived from the service: Students will be graded on such things as student participation in class discussions that are sparked from their service experiences.
  5. Service interactions in the community recognize the needs of service recipients and offer an opportunity to be involved in the evaluation of the service; The service recipients will be asked to participate in evaluating the effectiveness of the students.
  6. The service opportunities are aimed at the development of the civic education of students: Students involved in the service will discuss their leanings in reflection sessions. Part of what they will discuss is why it is important for all citizens to be involved in their communities in a democracy.
  7. Knowledge from the discipline informs the service experiences with which the students are involved: The service experiences will derive from the area of Hydrology and, hence will inform and support the knowledge and academic objectives of the class.
  8. The class offers a way to learn form other class member: Reflection sessions will be held to discuss what students are learning from the service and how it applies to the curriculum.